Douglas Wood has been called Minnesota's “renaissance man” - author, artist, musician, naturalist, wilderness guide. As a writer of books for children and adults he has nearly two million copies in print, including the classics Old Turtle and Grandad's Prayers of the Earth. Among his many honors and awards have been the Christopher Medal, ABBY Award, International Reading Association Book of the Year, Minnesota Book Award, Midwest Publishers Association Book of the Year, Parent's Choice Award, Barnes and Noble Star of the North, and Story Telling World Award. As a musician, Doug writes music featuring vocals, 6 and 12 string guitars, piano, fiddle, mandolin, and banjo. He has five recordings currently available.
In performances and speaking engagements across the country, Doug continues to reach audiences of all ages with his superb blend of music and storytelling, personal warmth, light-hearted humor, and the rare ability to lift the human spirit.